The characterization was poor, the story was stupid, and I have to say, that this movie had the dullest car chase scene I have ever seen. Never mind the fact that Kim, who drives the car in this scene, doesn't even have her license in the US and who has never driven stick before can now suddenly drive a manual car well enough to escape from the bad guys. Luc Besson, who I had hoped to give more credit, fills this too-long, too-slow scene with hackneyed cuts between screeching tires and closeup shots of gear shifts. Furthermore, the whole scene is filled with Neeson yelling at his daughter "drive! Keep driving! Stop! GO WHAT ARE YOU DOING JUST GO!"
I fell asleep right after this point.
One final note -- the humor in this was just...No. It was awkward and awful.